Things that are easy to use survive

Wise words for anyone that is in the business of creation.


“Things that are easy to use survive, regardless of what is fashionable, and people want to use them forever,” Yanagi said in a 2002 Japan Times article. “But if things are created merely for a passing vogue and not for a purpose, people soon get bored with them and throw them away.

“The fundamental problem,”he added, “is that many products are created to be sold, not used.” — Sori Yanagi

“Things that are easy to use survive…

Armenia Papers

Rooted in 17th century recipes blending kingly frankincense and myrrh, Armenia Papers have served as a time-tested means of extending the warm aromas of the holiday through the long winter for more than 400 years. Simply light one end and blow out the flame—its accordion fold will waft the perfumed smoke and effectively deodorize the immediate surroundings in just a few minutes.


Armenia Papers
via Cool Hunting

Friday nights are all about having a couple of these surrounded by good friends …

Great photographic concept executed really well. I’ve only included two of my usuals but click through the link below to see a few others as well.



Cocktails: Neat.

This project is way outside what I normally shoot, I decided I wanted to try my hand a photos that were less about the lighting and the action and more focused on the design and small details. I had an awesome time shooting the project and I already have 8 more cocktails in mind.

I would love to know what you all think, especially since this series is way outside my comfort zone